By now you have most likely noticed the new format for logic-pro-expert. We’ve got big things planned for the future!
I’d like to extend a huge hearty thank you to Dennis Van Der Driesschen (aka Danski) for having built this site up to what it is today. Dennis originally began this site as Danski’s Blog. He brought it over to the production expert sites in 2014. Until now it has been run independently, for the most part, from our sister sites pro-tools-expert, studio-one-expert, and synth-expert.
We have now been fully integrated into the production expert ecosystem. Welcome to the future! Big shout out to Russ Hughes and Mike Thornton for their tireless behind the scenes work migrating us over to this new format. There are still a few minor niggles to work out, but these should be resolved shortly.
Our core mission hasn’t changed: to provide great quality free Logic Pro based content, as well as reviews of relevant and related products and plug-ins we all use within Logic.
When you check in here for the current logic related posts, you will also access the latest production expert posts at the top of the page. These are general DAW agnostic announcements, tutorials, and creative, motivational, “think piece” type posts related to what we all do as DAW creators. So, no more need to jump around between various sites to view it all.
We are also expanding our roster of regular contributors, which will result in more higher quality free content than ever before. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the new logic-pro-expert team. First up is Chris Vandeviver. Here is a little bit about Chris, in his own words:
Welcome Chris Vandevier
Greetings! Chris Vandeviver here. In a nutshell – I'm a producer, blogger, and intense Logic fanboy.
I spent my 20s touring the U.S. in a variety of punk and hardcore bands. In 2011 I moved to New York City, where I shifted gears to recording and mixing.
Most of my workload has been freelance and rock-based. I also worked as a remote editing and arranging assistant to a commercial composer who's portfolio ranged from brands such as Barclays to Trident.
Self/internet-taught, with an internship at a Grammy Award-winning studio thrown in. Now I produce and work out of a commercial studio in Rochester, NY.
Welcome Deryck Roche
I studied at the Royal Ontario Conservatory of Music in Guelph learning percussion and played in many bands at an early age.
During High School, I gained experience playing in the School Jazz Band and decided to go on to continue my studies in music performance, composition and arranging at Humber College where I met a lot of great musicians and composers.
I later moved to Toronto to pursue playing live, studio sessions and music production. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great musicians and artist(s) on quite a few album projects and remixes (nationally & internationally) since 1998.
I began teaching audio production in 2003 at Harris Institute showing students the latest music production techniques using Logic Pro for the APP2 CAP course which involves various music production, remixing and sound design techniques. Since 2008 my focus has been TV Post Production, Game Audio Production, VO Audio Production and I’ve gained a lot of knowledge and experience from some of the best companies in North America, eg. S&S Post Productions, Marble Media, Cadesky Dyer Music, Platform Productions and Leader Media.
My specialties include Producing, Remixing, Mixing Music and Teaching Music Production. I also work as a Pro Audio Tech Consultant for Logic Studio, Pro Tools Software, and related Audio Interface Hardware.
Welcome Andy Cherna
I am a longtime user of Logic Audio going back to my first bedroom studio with an Atari and Creator 1.1 My studio has since grown to a wonderful multi-room basement facility with tons of outboard gear, much of it DIY. I’ve also built up a mic and amplifier collection that rivals major studios and too many plugins (all legal of course) to accompany Logic.
I am the owner of Diffusion Audio which is a Canadian musical instrument and recording technologies distributor. Prior to that, I was the Alesis sales representative for the eastern half of Canada after several years of MI retail. My habit of visiting Gerhard ever year at NAMM with new requests for Logic’s environment parameters earned me the moniker “sysexguy” which I still use today as my handle on many gear forums. While running my company is his main focus, I also take on production work. including everything from tracking, producing, and mixing complete albums, to jingle, voiceover, mastering and video production.
My main instrument is guitar and I’m very comfortable managing the technologies available in today’s modern recording environment. Logic Pro X is my DAW of choice, and I look forward to sharing my insights and experiences with the logic-pro-expert community.
So with this fantastic new team in place, make sure to stay tuned and to check back regularly for lots of great new content that we’ve got coming.